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Conversation for Peace – Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

The Roots Project: A Conversation for Peace

Currently finishing his book, Painful Hope, Ali Abu Awwad is today a leading Palestinian activist teaching his countrymen non-violent resistance, and reaching out to Jewish Israelis at the heart of the conflict. Ali has toured the world many times over, telling his riveting story of violent activism, imprisonment, bereavement and discovery of the path of non-violent resistance, a story of personal transformation.
Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali. His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict and of Zionism has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe that Ali has introduced him to.
Join Ali and Hanan,  at Melrose B’nai Israel EmanuEl at 7:45PM, as they tell their personal stories and of their efforts to build a better future for their peoples. They come with no ready peace plans in hand, but only with the conviction that human understanding and trust will be the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.

 

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Date:
June 4, 2015
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Organizer

Melrose B’nai Israel EmanuEl
Phone:
215-635-1505
Website:
www.mbiee.org

Venue

Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Phone:
215-635-1505